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    More photos from the source page:
    I was at first a little nonplussed by this — was this exploitative? manipulative? sensational? unkind? — but it does seem that the photographer's discovery was a pure accident.

    It'd have been nice if he also chose more women who by any cultural standards (beautiful girls in their 20s, or even young children, maybe initially looking serious) were already indisputably attractive.

    It opens up the entire question of what 'beauty' is — of course.






















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    Renewing our faith in humanity: 10 Selfless Acts Amid Terrible Tragedies That Will Blow Your Mind.

    This is more history than news ... it's ten stories of humans putting their own lives aside to help others during times of war, flood, riot and other disaster.

    Do take a look.

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    Cat Saves North Carolina Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (ALL THE MORE REASON TO SHARE OUR LIVES WITH CATS AND DOGS)

    A North Carolina family is thankful to their cat who awoke them in the middle of the night making strange noises. The car was left running in the garage, and the garage door was closed, causing carbon monoxide to stream into the house. The family went to the hospital, but all are ok.

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    Some long-awaited (by me) news: after taking a closer look at the earth's dry forest areas, scientists discover the planet is 10% greener than they've been telling us: http://www.lemonde.fr/biodiversite/article/2017/05/11/la-planete-est-plus-verte-qu-on-ne-le-pensait_5126427_1652692.html


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    Billionaire Andrew Forrest and family make largest single donation in Australian history

    Billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and his family will donate $400 million, in the biggest single philanthropic gift by a living person in Australia’s history.

    How the donation will be distributed:

    * $75 million for coordinating world cancer institutes to make lethal cancer history for the coming generation.

    * $50 million towards building stronger communities.

    * $75 million for higher education and breakthrough research.

    * $75 million towards giving every child their best chance.

    * $50 million towards creating equality of opportunity amongst all Australians.

    * $75 million towards removing modern slavery from human history.

    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...Y6pDvLePxJd.99
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    John Travolta donates his Boeing 707 to HARS in Albion Park

    Interesting piece for airplane buffs.



    Hollywood actor John Travolta announced on Saturday he will donate his prized Boeing 707 aircraft to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

    Travolta, a qualified pilot and Qantas ambassador, hopes to be part of the crew to fly the vintage passenger jet from his Florida home to the HARS aircraft hangar at Illawarra Regional Airport in Albion Park.

    Link: http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/s...n-albion-park/

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    Thank you so much Wild Orchard. So much negative stuff around this is such a refreshing change.

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    Indian state plants 66.3mn saplings in 12hrs
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    Quote Only a country with more than 1 billion people could attempt to plant 66 million trees in just 12 hours. In the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh they did just that, thanks to 1.5 million volunteers.

    total of 66.3 million trees were planted, consisting of 20 species. “While the world talks about global warming and climate change, people of Madhya Pradesh are making significant contribution to deal with it,” Chouhan said.

    Officials from Guinness World Records observed the planting, according to the Times of India, with news on whether the state managed to set a new record expected in the coming weeks. Last year its neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh set a world record when it planted 50 million trees in one day.
    1.5 million people planting 3 trees an hour for half a day- what a feat! I wonder how they organized such an event.. Sapling-growing parties anyone?

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    https://europeansting.com/2018/07/03...billion-trees/
    https://www.iucn.org/news/forests/20...nge-commitment




    Pakistan has just planted over a billion trees

    Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content


    Pakistan hit its billion tree goal in August 2017 – months ahead of schedule. Now, the hills of the country’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are alive with newly planted saplings.

    NAB to investigate K-P's Billion tree tsunami

    Hope this is true, please verify with pakistani members.
    Quote Its hard to believe planting 1,000,000,000 saplings in 3 years. Do the math with 150,000 workers. Each worker plants 6666 trees.

    “The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were shocked and depressed when it came to their information that the government records reveal 240 million trees have been planted actually rather than 1.18 billion, it says and demands NAB inquiry in the project.

    Even that number is impressive!!!

    Here is a more critical article about the project:

    Billion-tree tsunami — confronting falsehood
    The massive reforestation project – named the Billion Tree Tsunami – added 350,000 hectares of trees both by planting and natural regeneration, in an effort to restore the province’s depleted forests and fight the effects of climate change.

    Decades of felling and natural disasters have drastically reduced Pakistan’s forests. Figures for the country’s total forest cover range between around 2% and 5% of land area. Nevertheless, Pakistan has one of the lowest levels of forest cover in the region and well below the 12% recommended by the UN.

    It is also among the six countries that will be most affected by global warming.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had lost large areas of forest to felling, which increased the likelihood of flooding and landslides. In 2016 flash floods hit the province, killing dozens of people.

    Green success story

    Cricket-star turned politician Imran Khan, whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party governs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, spearheaded the Billion Tree Tsunami, which started in 2014 and cost $169 million.

    As well as benefiting the environment, the project has established a network of private tree nurseries, which have boosted local incomes and generated green jobs, including for unemployed young people and women in the province.

    It also meant the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government surpassed its 348,400 hectare commitment to the Bonn Challenge. This aims to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land worldwide by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030. It was the first Bonn Challenge pledge to reach its restoration goal.



    Inger Andersen, head of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the NGO in charge of administering the Bonn Challenge, described it as “a true conservation success story”.

    However, the Billion Tree Tsunami has attracted criticism as well as praise within Pakistan, and an official inquiry into allegations of corruption has been launched.

    Experts at World Wildlife Fund-Pakistan, which monitored and conducted an independent audit of the reforestation drive, say the project has been an environmental, economic and social success, VOA news reported.

    Its popularity has prompted Pakistan’s federal government to launch its own Green Pakistan programme, which aims to plant 100 million trees in five years across the country.
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    Reviving 14 lakes in India

    This 25-Year-Old Has Brought About A Dozen Dead Lakes Back To Life

    This 25-Year-Old Has Brought About A Dozen Dead Lakes Back To Life


    The issue of shrinking water resources has become a major issue around the country.

    As per Niti Aayog reports, India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history. Reports also suggest that Delhi and Bangalore could completely run out of groundwater by 2020.

    All these reports and data suggest that not much is being done to control the situation. However, one man has taken it upon himself to do something about it.

    Ramveer Tanwar, from Dadha village in Greater Noida, was moved by the plight of lakes. He started the cleaning and rejuvenation process of the lakes. Mr Tanwar, who works as an engineer in an MNC, has been reviving lakes and ponds since 2014.


    Reviving dying lakes

    “There are two cities in Gautam Buddha Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh – Noida and Greater Noida. There were more than 200 lakes in Noida and right now there are officially absolutely no lakes in the city.

    “The situation in Greater Noida is slightly better as the lakes here have not gone obsolete but they are in extremely bad condition,” Ramveer told The Logical Indian.

    This sorry state of water bodies in the city, which at one point served as a public attraction and source of water, now converted to a dumping ground, moved Ramveer to do something about it.

    “Last year in Dabra village, we tried reviving a lake by removing all its waste. Many of the villagers came ahead to help. Some of them worked with us, some offered us tools and equipment.

    “We even contacted the forest department which provided us with plants to be planted around the lake. Right now, the trees we have planted there are flourishing.”

    Lake Cleaning

    Ramveer also observed that since a lot of plastic was dumped directly into these lakes, the process of underground water recharging was getting hampered.

    “We then devised a simple double filtration system. So any water entering the lakes would have to pass through a mesh of wooden planks and then a mesh of grass.”

    The mesh of wooden planks help to stop bigger items like plastic bottles and the subsequent mesh then filters the incoming water further. This year itself, Ramveer has been able to revive three-four more lakes.

    Before and After

    “We understand it is not a one time job. So, we have told the fishermen there that we will clean the lakes for them, but the responsibility of maintaining it would rest on their shoulders.”

    Before and After

    Jal Choupal

    Ramveer who considers environmentalist Vikrant Tongad his inspiration has been passionate about the environment since he was pursuing B.Tech.

    “When I was young, my friends and I would play around in the ponds and lakes. But as the time passed, all of these water bodies have vanished.

    “The ones which have survived were observed to be in extremely bad condition. The quality and the level of groundwater has also gone down considerably.”

    While he was still in college Ramveer started “Jal Choupal”, a gathering of villagers, where he would explain about the importance of water conservation.

    “Due to lack of awareness, people in the village would waste water incessantly. They are doing this out of ignorance. Fining them for this is not a solution.”


    Ramveer gives them real-time instances and makes them take pledges.

    “They themselves come up and tell how earlier they would get water just by digging five to ten feet, now they are forced to dig up to 150 feet,” says Ramveer.

    What started from just one village, now covers about 50 villages.

    “The Uttar Pradesh government has made groups called the “Bhujal Sena” (Groundwater army) in every district. I have been appointed as the coordinator of my district.”

    At a time when we are staring at a major water crisis in the country, initiatives like these prove that we still have hope.
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    Hero Dog Breaks Out Of House, Leads Police Back Home To Save Owner From Gas Leak

    February 7, 2019 at 7:34 pm

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    TUCKAHOE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A dog in Westchester County is being hailed a hero
    after breaking out of her home to save her owner’s life.

    At first police thought she was a dog on the loose, but then realized the pit
    bull was on a mission to get help.

    On Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. Sadie – a 60-pound pit bull – was found wandering
    the streets of Tuckahoe barking up a storm.

    “We got a call of a loose pit bull,” Lawrence Rotta of the Tuckahoe Police
    Department said.

    Police tried to catch her but Sadie bolted back to her home on Fairview Avenue
    with cops in hot pursuit. When they got there they said they noticed the sliding
    door in the backyard was open.

    “When they went to investigate they noticed an odor of gas emanating from the
    doorway,” Rotta told CBS2’s Scott Rapoport.

    It turns out there was an actual gas leak in the home. Police believe Sadie ran
    from the house to get away from it and then led officers back to help.

    “What do you think she was doing?” Rapoport asked Sadie’s owner.

    “I don’t know. I want to say bringing them here. What else could it be,” Serena
    Costello said.

    Costello, who was not home at the time, is calling Sadie is a hero. She added
    that if not for her precious pit bull, something terrible could have happened.

    “An explosion. I have no idea,” Costello predicted.

    Sadie’s owner added that she believes Sadie smelled the gas, started scratching
    frantically at the front door, before somehow nuzzling open the sliding door in
    the kitchen on her own.

    How Sadie was able to figure out how to pry open the sliding door, Costello said
    she doesn’t know.

    Ultimately she says cops called the local fire department and Con Ed. The gas
    was turned off and everything is now fine – thanks to the 11-year-old pit bull.

    “You saved us,” the grateful owner said while embracing her dog.

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    Good news! The world is still spinning. Or not, depending if you think the world is flat or not... The snow is falling, so we will have water for another day.. and I woke up to find I still had internet in light of the bad weather! (Which happens to be so beautiful and peaceful).. So today is a very GOOD DAY!

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    25 beached whales in GA:
    https://www.news4jax.com/news/georgi...-simons-island



    Maybe unrelated but I've noticed that ever since hurricanes Matthew and Irma we've had several incidents of odd things washing ashore and worse rip tides than normal. Maybe related, maybe not, but thought I'd mention it.

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    Note from Bill: I moved this post from the Animals are Magical thread. In this instance it was humans who were magical: most of the beached whales were saved by fast-acting people who were right there on the beach, witnessing the inexplicable event.
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    Dozens of 'Extinct' Creatures Found Alive in 'Lost City' Deep Within Rainforest
    https://themindunleashed.com/2019/06...lost-city.html

    Scientists found 198 species of birds, 40 of small mammals, 56 amphibian and reptile species, 30 of large mammals, 94 butterfly species, and so much more.

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    ( TMU ) — A specialized team of conservation scientists has found what appears to be a hidden oasis deep in the rainforest of Honduras that's teeming with dozens of rare and endangered creatures.

    The remote settlement, known as the “Lost City of the Monkey God” or “White City” and located in the Mosquitia rainforest, is a stunning example of the biodiversity that was once common across the tropics and rainforests in the region. The rainforest is home to hundreds of species of bats, butterflies and reptiles, the Independent reports .

    The “ecological SWAT team” from Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) conducted their three-week expedition in 2017 after ancient ruins were discovered in the rainforest, which remains one of the least-explored areas of the region. Their full report on the expedition and its dizzying array of findings was only published this week.

    The report details how the pristine ecosystem is filled with a number of rare and unique species, including those previously believed to be extinct.

    This has included the False Tree Coral Snake, the pale-faced bat, and a tiger beetle which many had thought was already extinct. 22 species were also recorded whose presence in Honduras had previously been unknown, including the endangered Great Green Macaw and a livebearing fish that scientists have only now discovered.

    In today's world, it seems like a tale from the “Indiana Jones” movies. But a sensational archaeological find in an unexplored jungle was real as it was surprising to the explorers who ventured there.


    In total, scientists documented 198 species of birds, 94 butterfly species, 40 of small mammals, 56 amphibian and reptile species, and 30 species of large mammals—including jaguars, ocelots and pumas—not to mention a huge variety of plants, fish, rodents and insects.

    Trond Larsen, the director of RAP, expressed that his team was “ shocked ” by their major find. In a press release , Larsen noted:

    “The 'White City' is one of the few areas remaining in Central America where ecological and evolutionary processes remain intact.”

    The conservationist added that the diversity of the area's wildlife makes it a very high priority for future conservation efforts. Larsen said:

    “One of the main reasons we found such high species richness and abundance of threatened and wide-ranging species (eg, peccaries) is that the forests around the White City remain pristine, unlike much of the region.

    This makes the area a high conservation priority for maintaining the broader landscape connectivity that is essential for the long-term persistence of biodiversity through Central America.”

    The White City has long been sought after by explorers searching for what is believed to be the home to an ancient civilization that inhabited the area during the pre-Columbian era.

    The area, which is largely undeveloped, has faced threats from illegal economic activities such as deforestation due to cattle ranching, in spite of efforts by Honduras' president in 2005 to extend official protection to the “lost city.”

    Larsen said:

    “And these are areas with no road networks, no logistics or infrastructure to let people get in or let guards in, so it's very hard to stop what's happening.

    In many cases, this illegal activity is being driven tangentially by drug trafficking, so it's driven by powerful people with money. That's the primary threat to the integrity of the forest of the area.”

    Another member of the RAP SWAT team, John Polisar, noted the importance of ensuring strong protection that would allow the treasure-trove of rare creatures to thrive:

    “We have been doing field work in the indigenous territories of La Moskitia for 14 years, and this site stood out as being simply gorgeous.

    Because of its presently intact forests and fauna the area is of exceptionally high conservation value. It merits energetic and vigilant protection so its beauty and wildlife persist into the future.”
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    Ugandan Woman Bursts With Joy When She is Given Her First-Ever Pair of Shoes

    https://themindunleashed.com/2019/07...air-shoes.html

    In many parts of the world, millions of adults and children do not own shoes.




    (TMU) — In countries such as the United States, the average person’s closet is overflowing with shoes (approximately 20 pairs, in fact). But in many other parts of the world, millions of adults and children lack footwear. This fact was recently highlighted when a stranger gifted the shoes off her feet to a Ugandan woman, then captured her overjoyed reaction on video.

    Earlier this month, Laura Grier was being driven through Bwindi National Park when she spotted a Ugandan woman walking barefoot. She immediately asked the driver to pull over. According to GoodNewsNetwork, Grier felt compelled to give the woman the shoes off of her own feet.

    After Grier’s driver helped put the shoes on the woman’s feet, she began dancing with an infectious joy. Incredibly, the shoes were a perfect fit.
    Watch the heartwarming video below:

    Grier told Newsflare:

    “When I saw the woman on the side of the road barefoot, I urged my driver to stop. The woman was barefoot and had never owned shoes before, so we stopped the car to pull over and give them to her, and her reaction to wearing the shoes was priceless!”

    According to nonprofit Soles 4 Souls, more than 300 million children around the world do not have shoes to wear. Not only does having a pair of shoes provide comfort, but footwear can increase access to education, treat debilitating diseases, and even help curb water and soil-borne illnesses.

    By Mandy Froelich | Creative Commons | TheMindUnleashed.com
    We are playing a virtual reality game, of duality. In the game of choices, align your choices with your ideals. Everything is whole, complete and perfect. Even yourself. Love is the power to change/create.

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